2013 Oscars Fashion: My Favorites

I’m loving the slight drama of these dress trains…and, of course, the colors are amazing as well.
Jennifer Garner in Gucci Première, Charlize Theron in Dior, Olivia Munn in Marchesa

I’m definitely drawn to sharp details and sparkle, which is why I’m obsessing over these three dresses.  Sure, Salma Hayek should’ve ditched the tiara (WTF) but other than that, the dress is fabulous.
Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen, Naomi Watts in Armani Prive, Halle Berry in Atelier Versace

Special shout out to Jessica Chastain for being able to pull off this amazing Armani Prive dress.  Girl, that color isn’t easy to rock for us pale girls.  She looked amazing. 

LC Lauren Conrad: I’m sold!

I have to admit, it’s slightly hilarious to me that I get TONS of compliments EVERY time that I wear something designed by Ms. Lauren Conrad, specifically this dress from the LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s collection. So when I saw this gorgeous image from her new Winter Lookbook (above) I checked out the site and, of course, found another top that I wanted as well.  They just arrived in the mail today and I’m totally obsessed.  The quality of the black and white crochet satin top is amazing and it fits perfectly and, even though I took a chance on the red open-lace chiffon top (since Lauren wasn’t modeling it in the lookbook), I was equally happy when I tried it on.  The lace detailing on the back is GORGEOUS…seriously, click on the link and zoom in.  You can see the full LC Lauren Conrad Collection HERE.

Say what you want about the reality star turned designer and yeah her first high-end collection did suck, but I’m super impressed with her designs, season after season.  You can see the full Holiday Collection lookbook here.


How a Stone wears white


The idea for this post started off as a joke but really, it’s kind of not.  Stone is an English last name; one of the first last names ever, to be exact, and given my ancestry….well, you can see why traditionally every Stone you know is probably pasty white and freckled.  It’s for this reason that I’ve always been terrified of wearing the color white…that and my pention for spilling on myself, naturally.  Putting all of that aside, my friend Sydne and I were shopping and we came across this amazing white peplum dress at H&M and I, of course, naturally scoffed at it.

Sydne: This dress would soooo good on you. Try it on!

Me: Um…it’s white.  I’m pale and spill everything on myself.

Sydne can be very convincing.  I grabbed my size (the last one, by the way) and decided to appease her by trying it on and then showing her how ridiculous it looked on me.  

To my surprise, it looked A-mazing and I ended up buying it.  Duh.  As happy as I am that I managed to wear this dress all night with out spilling anything on me, I’m even happier to discover that a STONE CAN WEAR WHITE (proof is below!)

*To note, I was seriously self-tanned in my above photo, but STILL.

Sharon Stone, Emma Stone, Joss Stone

On Trend: A Strong Shoulder

You all know how I go through my fashion phases and right now, I’m obsessed with a strong shoulder, which you can clearly see from the three recent dress purchases that I’ve made above. (Left to right: ANGL black woven dress, Tulle red dress, bebe black shoulder dress)

Besides making a fun, bold statement, they’re actually super flattering…cause hey, they balance out wide hips with small shoulders, which I just so happen to have.  Guys, I’m not lying when I tell you that I get THE MOST COMPLIMENTS when I wear one of these dresses.  Check out the celebrity examples below, if you don’t believe me.  Who didn’t talk about that Anne Hathaway dress?

Obsession: Gucci Spring 2011 Two-tone Silk Harness Dress

Jennifer Lopez wore this a-pause-mazing Spring 2011 Gucci dress a few months ago to a charity event and I swear to god, every time I see this photo, I kind of melt.  I’m obsessed with the gorgeous green skirt-like bottom with the dark black contrast on top.  Be warned, I’m now on the prowl for an emerald green skirt.  Tweet me if you find anything close cause so far I’ve only found this similar look from Diane von Furstenberg.

photo: Gucci Spring 2011 runway; Jennifer Lopez